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Old February 25, 2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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Pietta problem?

My wife bought me a Pietta Dancer Brothers in 44 cal for Christmas.
I took it apart recently and noticed a possible problem with the barrel assembly

Should I contact Pietta/Cabela's or not worry about it?
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Old February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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I would certainly send it back. There's a good bit of stress at the forcing cone.
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Old February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM   #3
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It is new, you would like it to be perfect. Looks like the flat spot was there before the forcing cone was cut, it should shoot ok.
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Old February 25, 2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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Must be a "Monday" gun. If possible would most definitely return that.
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Old February 25, 2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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Man that's not encouraging. I agree that it is likely not dangerous but still, on a new gun it should not be there. Let us know whether or not Cabela's will offer you an exchange this far away from time of purchase.
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Old February 25, 2015, 12:45 PM   #6
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Not something I would be happy with on a new gun, but far from a dangerous condition. I don't think accuracy would be affected as the forcing cone appears round. Looks like a machining flaw or possibly a defect in the raw casting or forging.
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Old February 25, 2015, 01:07 PM   #7
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Just got off the phone with Liz at Cabela's CS. VERY nice, and very helpful.
This model has been discontinued but they will take it back as defective,
and credit the purchase price toward an 1860 Army with spare cyl.
Hopefully they will honor the price in the ad I received just yesterday.

Thank you All for the quick replies.
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Old February 25, 2015, 02:14 PM   #8
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Glad to here everything worked out!

Seems Pietta has discontinued quite a few models lately. They discontinued the Starr revolvers too.
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Old February 25, 2015, 10:15 PM   #9
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Glad to hear that they'll take it back as defective. That flat spot is a relief cut for the cylinder pin and they mistimed it. The flat spot should be at 6 O'Clock.
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